This Paper is worth 20 percent of your assignment grade.
I will use the following rubrics to grade the paper. For each of the bold sections I will give you a grade. The average of the four bold sections will be your total paper grade. I will use the questions following the bold sections in order to determine what grade you should receive for this section.
Identifying Your Texts
1- Do you clearly and accurately identify a document from the exhibit to put in conversation with the novel?
2-Do you clearly and specifically identify a small part of the novel to analyze in light of the document? (I.e. A good paper will have identified a clear passage or a small moment. Papers that try to take on a whole chapter, or a whole character, or just the whole texts will not do as well.)
Positing a Thesis
3-Do you have a clear and cogent thesis statement that posits a claim about the relationship you see between the historical document and how we can read the Alice text.
Illustrating your Point
4-Do you have specific, relevant, and properly cited examples from both the document and the novel.
5- Do you follow those examples with compelling and clear explanations of how those examples illustrate the claim you’re making about how the document affects the way we read the novel?
6-Is your paper well written with grammatical accuracy, correct spelling, and syntactically and semantically clear sentences?
7-Can I understand what you’re trying to say? Or does your language deter from my ability to understand your argument?